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post #13696 of 19072

I think what DVF is saying is wise, as always. The scuffing at the front of the shoe is pretty normal. I often find that the front edge of a new pair of shoes gets to look like yours. On other thing, that DVF refers to about whether or not you saw these problems when you bought them, raises the point about ';checking shoes before you buy them. Having been stung twice on the issue,, I always examine shoes very closely before buying them. Still, its easy to be clever after the event.  

 

There is an issue that sometimes arises from really 'off  the shelf shoes'. If one shoe has been on display, lots of people may have had their mitts on them and even dropped them. Shoes displayed in the window can, of course, change colour. I currently have a pair of suede shoes that I did not cover up properly. One was exposed to sun. I now have a pair that are slightly different colours. 

post #13697 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post


There is an issue that sometimes arises from really 'off  the shelf shoes'. If one shoe has been on display, lots of people may have had their mitts on them and even dropped them. Shoes displayed in the window can, of course, change colour. I currently have a pair of suede shoes that I did not cover up properly. One was exposed to sun. I now have a pair that are slightly different colours. 

Great point, Munky.fing02[1].gif
post #13698 of 19072

Forgive my awful grammar.  I was a writer but as I get older my ability to put  a paragraph together is fading!  :violin:

post #13699 of 19072

I'm a big proponent of toe taps for all but the most formal (read: infrequently worn) of leather-soled shoes.

post #13700 of 19072

You comment takes me back to my tap dancing days. :smarmy: 

post #13701 of 19072
So I just got three new pairs of shoes, and I am wondering how I should protect them (all leather soles with partial rubber heals). I am considering going to B Nelson and having Dainite Heals and metal toe caps added. It would be $90 per pair, but maybe it is overkill? Not thrilled in spending that much.
 
One of the pairs I eventually want to get full Dainite soles for. I am wondering if I should not waste the money, and just wait until the current sole wears out? Would it be a waste to get the dainite heal and metal cap now, if I am just going to replace the whole sole sometime in the future?
post #13702 of 19072
Get the toe taps if you want, but as it's $180 to convert leather to Dainite, I'd just go ahead and just wear 'em. When it's time for a resole, then convert to Dainite if that's what you want to do.
post #13703 of 19072
I got a pair of tetburys with a dainite sole and added toe caps on tops of the dainite. The toe caps are almost worn out!

Does anybody else add toe protectors to dainite soles?
post #13704 of 19072
One can never protect one's shoes enough...

post #13705 of 19072
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

I got a pair of tetburys with a dainite sole and added toe caps on tops of the dainite. The toe caps are almost worn out!

Does anybody else add toe protectors to dainite soles?

When your toe taps get scratched, simply put another pair of toe taps over the first pair.

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post #13706 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Get the toe taps if you want, but as it's $180 to convert leather to Dainite, I'd just go ahead and just wear 'em. When it's time for a resole, then convert to Dainite if that's what you want to do.

 

Well it is $150 if I take them in directly. How long will the leather sole last with caps? Are the Dainite heels not a good idea or worth it?

post #13707 of 19072
I'm guessing you can get 6 years out of these bad boys without ever having to worry about resoling them...and if you add three side-by-side toe plates, medial and lateral joint plates, and multiple heel plates, you might get eight. And I think they're only $195.00!!!

That bottom layer might even be Danite.



(Don't mind me...I'm just funning ...)

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post #13709 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Shawl Lapel View Post


Don't leave us hanging! Can we get some IDs on your awesome collection? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

 

The boots, from L to R :

- Alden NST Boots, Cordovan #8
- Alden Parajumper Boots, Cordovan #8
- C&J Harlech, Cordovan
- EG Shannon VIII, Dark Oak calf
- Carmina Jumper Boots, Black calf

The first line, from L to R

- Carmina longwings, Cordovan
- Carmina Split Toe, Cordovan
- C&J Edgware, brown calf
- EG Inverness, burgundy calf
- Carmina Cap toe, black calf

post #13710 of 19072
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Originally Posted by pnewelljr View Post
 

 

Well it is $150 if I take them in directly. How long will the leather sole last with caps? Are the Dainite heels not a good idea or worth it?

 

Think I am just worried if I have no cap at all that there will be irreparable damage when I go to resole them.

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